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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Hiten » 25 Aug 2012 01:02

the Harpoons as seen from bottom

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PAK-FA pics from its performance during RuAF's 100 year celebrations

http://www.aame.in/2012/08/t-50-pak-fa- ... forms.html

photographer's album, though only low-res uploaded

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby adityadange » 25 Aug 2012 11:01

Hiten wrote:the Harpoons as seen from bottom
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what are the 2 black round shapes at the center fuselage? if seen upside down, it resembles to eyes and nose of a human :)
single similar round can be seen at the tail. also wingtips seems to be modified withe respect to commercial version. will some expert explain what will be the effect of modified wingtips on performance?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby member_20067 » 25 Aug 2012 11:21

adityadange wrote:
Hiten wrote:the Harpoons as seen from bottom
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what are the 2 black round shapes at the center fuselage? if seen upside down, it resembles to eyes and nose of a human :)
single similar round can be seen at the tail. also wingtips seems to be modified withe respect to commercial version. will some expert explain what will be the effect of modified wingtips on performance?


that's the wheel base

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Shameek » 25 Aug 2012 20:58

adityadange wrote:what are the 2 black round shapes at the center fuselage? if seen upside down, it resembles to eyes and nose of a human :)
single similar round can be seen at the tail. also wingtips seems to be modified withe respect to commercial version. will some expert explain what will be the effect of modified wingtips on performance?


Not an expert, but I think those are similar to the 'winglets' on the Boeing 737's that reduce drag and improve lift.

Edit: Adding a link to some information on this: http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm
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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby SaiK » 25 Aug 2012 21:05

what is the max pylons (config) for the 737s?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby NRao » 26 Aug 2012 01:51

Shameek wrote:Edit: Adding a link to some information on this: http://www.b737.org.uk/winglets.htm


That one refers to (it can add up to some 7% in distance) (and is older than the Wright Bros design!!!):

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The P-8 has a raked wing design:

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More:

2005 :: Boeing Alters P-8A MMA Wing Design

Airbus has wintip "fence"s:

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby dinesha » 26 Aug 2012 14:52

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby aniket » 26 Aug 2012 16:39

Why is the water being sprayed, to clean the aircraft or for ceremonial purposes ?
Man she looks beautiful :D

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Shalav » 26 Aug 2012 18:46

Welcome home to first aircraft of type.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Aditya Watts » 26 Aug 2012 19:39

aniket wrote:Why is the water being sprayed, to clean the aircraft or for ceremonial purposes ?
Man she looks beautiful :D

It's for ceremonial purposes; usually for inauguration or for example when a captain retires. They also do this for boats.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby VishalJ » 26 Aug 2012 23:50

^ Its called a Water Canon Salute a.k.a. Shower-of-Affection just like a Ceremonial Guard of Honour

Mumbai & Delhi see a lot of those, usually when a new airline is starting a service or operating a new a/c, the inaugural flight will get that ^

I just witnessed one yesterday when i had gone to shoot the First 787 Dreamliner Flight into Mumbai :wink:

Here's my photo of ze A380 getting one at Hyderabad:

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Riza Zaman » 30 Aug 2012 00:21

Amitabh wrote:As I look at this picture, every ounce of my ingrained Hindu belief (mostly about preserving hierarchy) screams out the following: Why is a cop wearing a red beret?!

Are SF folks are cool with JKP wearing red berets or there a subtle shade distinction that escapes me?



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Punjab Police Commandos also wear maroon berets and turbans ... and surprise, the Sikh ones have beards too! I find it rather hilarious that some of have the freedom to criticize those who are in harm's way while we are safely behind our computers.

On a side note, congrats to Punjab Police's 4th Cdo. Bat. for inducting its first woman commandos.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby VishalJ » 02 Sep 2012 11:01



I had seen these images a few days ago on StupidBook but had no clue whose those were.
Shiv just found them & same dillema. Anyways, pls enjoy Desi Babu's Under-Investigation/Pimped-Up Ride in Uniform

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Edit: I googled some more managed to contact & confirm the Photographer. Rich Pittman

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My Latest Photo:
Group Captain Suneet Krishna re-establishing contact with Terra Firma > http://www.airliners.net/photo/2156894/L/

More Tejas/LCAs http://vishal.jolapara.in/2011/02/16/hal-tejas/

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby dinesha » 10 Sep 2012 13:01

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Jaybhatt » 10 Sep 2012 19:56

dinesha wrote:Image

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Any idea of the date of this photograph ?

Every time I see a photo of this intrepid hero, I pay my respects to him and all others in the Indian armed forces who have laid down their lives to ensure our freedom and safety.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby dinesha » 10 Sep 2012 22:00

^^^ No idea but yesterday (9th Sept) was Captain's birthday..
one more
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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby adityadange » 11 Sep 2012 14:08

^^ which gun is that?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby viveks » 11 Sep 2012 14:13

Jaybhatt wrote:
dinesha wrote:Image

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Any idea of the date of this photograph ?

Every time I see a photo of this intrepid hero, I pay my respects to him and all others in the Indian armed forces who have laid down their lives to ensure our freedom and safety.


Man...people in WWII would be really nuts...imagine pointing that thing in front of so many people and then brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......heheheh...my respects as well to those in front of the gun.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Indrajit » 11 Sep 2012 16:59

That's DShK,this one seems to be a Chinese version.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Amitabh » 11 Sep 2012 17:16

Riza Zaman wrote:
Amitabh wrote:As I look at this picture, every ounce of my ingrained Hindu belief (mostly about preserving hierarchy) screams out the following: Why is a cop wearing a red beret?!

Are SF folks are cool with JKP wearing red berets or there a subtle shade distinction that escapes me?


Punjab Police Commandos also wear maroon berets and turbans ... and surprise, the Sikh ones have beards too! I find it rather hilarious that some of have the freedom to criticize those who are in harm's way while we are safely behind our computers.

Riza, not sure why you think I would have a problem with beards. Mine was a legitimate question about red berets put in a sardonic way (which does not translate well on the Internet so I can understand your taking it literally).

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby vivek_ahuja » 15 Sep 2012 20:23

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-Vivek

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Misraji » 16 Sep 2012 08:19

^^^
Spyder? Wasn't it supposed to be on Tatra trucks?

--Ashish

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby aniket » 16 Sep 2012 14:40

I think this is TATA Motors way of showing that their products can replace imports and that they are compatible with the weapon system of the IAF.
Either way it looks beautiful.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Shrinivasan » 18 Sep 2012 09:14

vivek_ahuja wrote:Image
-Vivek

nice Pic... we need hundreds of these for both IA and IAF... have we inducted a regiment till date?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby member_23667 » 21 Sep 2012 00:49

^^Do we have these SAM ?
it clearly have TATA written in front.What happened to Tatra ?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby member_23370 » 21 Sep 2012 02:20

Why not Akash mounted on these instead of the trailer arrangement?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby VishalJ » 22 Sep 2012 11:27

Sept 5th 2012, RNAS Yeovilton

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The rare VayuSena Tu-124

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DEL VayuSena Apron

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And NO, That 707 does not fly (as you can make-out from its stored state), the airworthy RAW 707 isnt pictured in the photo.

A few of my DEL Spotter friends have shot that a/c on short-finals

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Raja Bose » 22 Sep 2012 11:32

Vishal, is this the Palam AF station apron? Where is the AF museum hangar wrt this pic?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby VishalJ » 22 Sep 2012 11:40

^ Looks like Palam, the AF Museam hangar should be ahead of the hangar (not pictured here), down the road

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Postby VishalJ » 25 Sep 2012 17:14

On 24 September 2012 22:42,
Rich Pittman wrote:

Hi Vishal

Sorry for the late reply but I managed to photo another airframe Today.
My website now has a page for them :) http://www.vlnphotography.co.uk/indian_ ... rlins.html

I will try and get some more photos in the coming Months.

I rather they were fully marked without the British reg :)

Regards Rich

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby jai » 26 Sep 2012 00:02

Vishal Jolapara wrote:^ Looks like Palam, the AF Museam hangar should be ahead of the hangar (not pictured here), down the road


This is the ARC Apron at IGI Delhi, not IAF Palam.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby vivek_ahuja » 26 Sep 2012 01:35

jai wrote:
Vishal Jolapara wrote:^ Looks like Palam, the AF Museam hangar should be ahead of the hangar (not pictured here), down the road


This is the ARC Apron at IGI Delhi, not IAF Palam.


IAF base security needs to be ramped up substantially. That picture shows how easy it might be for a team of saboteurs to disable/destroy the aircraft parked on the apron just before the country is attacked (open road on the left and single fencing protecting the aircraft). Same thing I saw at Pune also: no security worthy of its name (barbed wire fence and single manned towers with single INSAS rifle) that is capable of stopping a determined attack into the base.

Just remember, for all the radars and high tech toys we may buy, if the enemy can destroy them on the ground just before the shit hits the fan, we are done for.

Next time, the PAF may not need to launch a conventional preemptive strike to try and take out the IAF on the ground. Their paid bearded bunnies (or Paki SF behaving like bearded bunnies) might be able to wreak havoc if we don't take this seriously enough.

Kamra etc were amateurs and they still managed to take out an AEW bird. Mehran was the same. Camp Bastion was suggested to have Paki SF assistance and they took out 6 harriers (6 more than those destroyed in the air). Imagine if they were trained SF then how bad the results could have been...

-Vivek

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Raja Bose » 26 Sep 2012 07:48

jai wrote:
Vishal Jolapara wrote:^ Looks like Palam, the AF Museam hangar should be ahead of the hangar (not pictured here), down the road


This is the ARC Apron at IGI Delhi, not IAF Palam.


I thought the ARC area was part of AF station Palam, rather than IGI Delhi? :-?

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby pentaiah » 26 Sep 2012 08:46

Misraji wrote:^^^
Spyder? Wasn't it supposed to be on Tatra trucks?

--Ashish


just remove the R its all TATA now.

I posted a picture of that as a part of indigenisation? notice TATA on the driver and driver side passenger windows


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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby jai » 26 Sep 2012 13:42

IAF base security needs to be ramped up substantially. That picture shows how easy it might be for a team of saboteurs to disable/destroy the aircraft parked on the apron just before the country is attacked (open road on the left and single fencing protecting the aircraft). Same thing I saw at Pune also: no security worthy of its name (barbed wire fence and single manned towers with single INSAS rifle) that is capable of stopping a determined attack into the base.

Just remember, for all the radars and high tech toys we may buy, if the enemy can destroy them on the ground just before the shit hits the fan, we are done for.

Next time, the PAF may not need to launch a conventional preemptive strike to try and take out the IAF on the ground. Their paid bearded bunnies (or Paki SF behaving like bearded bunnies) might be able to wreak havoc if we don't take this seriously enough.

Kamra etc were amateurs and they still managed to take out an AEW bird. Mehran was the same. Camp Bastion was suggested to have Paki SF assistance and they took out 6 harriers (6 more than those destroyed in the air). Imagine if they were trained SF then how bad the results could have been...

-Vivek[/quote]

This is also the most visible - there is an elevated national highway over looking the set up barely 500 meters away too. For years the public has been stopping at the jumbo point to see planes take off and land - though they have raised the walls now and cops if around - will chase you away if you stop, but now you get a birds eye view from the elevated highway !

Inside the airport complex the the afb shares one runway with the igi - and yes, there is no separation from igi along the entire runway length as many people taking off from this runway may have noticed. In terms of security, the less said the better, perhaps the authorities are waiting for something to happen - like in all other security matters.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby anand_sankar » 26 Sep 2012 15:45

Airbase security is a function of base location, value of assets on base and threat perception. What is happening in Pakistan or Afghanistan is not a yardstick for us.

There are protocols in place for each base based on the above three factors. Pune and southwards are the bases with least risks. As a person who has visited facilities in the north-east, the valley and the western front, I can say we are well versed on how to protect our bases.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby Lalmohan » 26 Sep 2012 15:58

^^^ pune also has plenty of security. just try and get a close look at the flightline and see what happens

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby adityadange » 26 Sep 2012 16:02

all passenger airlines make an announcements that photography is prohibited on pune airport.

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Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Postby P Chitkara » 26 Sep 2012 17:46

Pune happens to be a major AFB first and civilian airport later. Threat perception is directly proportional to the value of assets which explains high security there and lesser at IGI.


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